Dangdut stories : a social and musical history of Indonesia's most popular music (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Dangdut stories : a social and musical history of Indonesia's most popular music

Author: Andrew N Weintraub
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A keen critic of culture in modern Indonesia, Andrew N. Weintraub shows how a genre of Indonesian music called dangdut evolved from a debased form of urban popular music to a prominent role in Indonesian cultural politics and the commercial music industry.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew N Weintraub
ISBN: 9780195395662 0195395662 9780199780235 0199780234 9780199863549 0199863547
OCLC Number: 669261802
Notes: "Oxford scholarship online."
Title from home page (viewed Sept. 7, 2010).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Mythologizing Melayu : discourse, practice, and the stakes of authenticity --
A doll from India, Mr. Mahmud, and the Elvis of Indonesia --
Music and Rakyat : constructing "the people" in Dangdut --
"Suffering" and "surrender" : Dangdut and the spectacle of excess --
Dangdut nation : "we bring the happiness of Dangdut" --
"Dance drills, faith spills": Islam, body politics, and Dangdut in post-Suharto Indonesia --
"Dangdut daerah" : going local in post-Suharto Indonesia --
Conclusion : why Dangdut?
Responsibility: Andrew N. Weintraub.

Abstract:

A keen critic of culture in modern Indonesia, Andrew N. Weintraub shows how a genre of Indonesian music called dangdut evolved from a debased form of urban popular music to a prominent role in Indonesian cultural politics and the commercial music industry.

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In Dangdut Stories, Weintraub has written a masterful, engaging, and exemplary portrait not only of a colorful music genre-with an audience of tens of millions-but also of a dynamic society in Read more...

 
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